Information Requests

Sometimes you need to prove that your business is legit - that it has complied with all requirements to operate in the state of Indiana. What you want is an Indiana Certificate of Existence - formerly a Certificate of Good Standing. The Secretary of State's office offers other forms as well.

  • Certificate of existence

    A Certificate of Existence contains:

    • The business name
    • Date of incorporation or qualification
    • Whether the most recent report has been filed
    • The fact that no notice of withdrawal, dissolution or expiration has been received
    • The Seal of the Secretary of State
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  • Certificate of existence Long Form

    A Certificate of Existence Long Form contains:

    • The business name
    • Date of incorporation or qualification
    • Whether the most recent report has been filed
    • The fact that no notice of withdrawal, dissolution or expiration has been received
    • The Seal of the Secretary of State
    • A list of all documents that have been filed for the business
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  • Free Certification

    Generate free copies of business entity documents here.

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  • Due and Diligent Search

    A due and diligent search may be requested if a database search has failed to return a result. The Secretary of State will search microfilm and historic records. If the Secretary of State is unable to locate the requested record, a search of State Archives will be performed. This request takes 10-15 business days to process.

    To request a Due and Diligent Search, complete this Information Request form and submit to the Secretary of State's office.

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  • Certificate of Fact

    A customer can request the certification of certain fact(s) relating to a business that is on record with the Secretary of State's office.

    To request a Certificate of Fact, complete this Information Request form and submit to the Secretary of State's office.

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  • Validate a Certificate

    Confirm the authenticity of a Certificate of Existence, Certificate of Fact or a Certificate of Existence Long Form here.

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